Full Name: Rachel Emily Nichols
Birth Date: January 8, 1980
Birth Place: Augusta, Maine, USA
Height: 5' 10"
Quote: "I definitely wasn’t one of the cool kids in high school. I was a dork. I was this shy, skinny, flat-chested girl with long arms."
Rachel Emily Nichols was born on January 8, 1980, in Augusta, Maine. As a kid growing up in Maine, she enjoyed trekking through the outdoors and being on the water, windsurfing or sailing. At 5' 10" and in her 20s, Rachel has managed to pack in a lot of living.
While modeling has been a mainstay of hers, she has also proven that she's got brains as well as beauty. Rachel attended New York's Columbia University, where she graduated with a double major in math and economics. During her university years, she had the difficult task of balancing her education with her burgeoning modeling career, often flying between the United States and Europe to do photo shoots.
Rachel describes her modeling career as purely accidental. According to her she was merely in the right place at the right time. She was soon modeling prominently for companies like Guess?, Abercrombie & Fitch, L'Oreal, and Nicole Miller. Her runway work eventually led her to actively pursue an acting career.
After a bit part as a "model in a bar" in 2000's Autumn in New York, starring Winona Ryder and Richard Gere, Rachel's first noteworthy role came in 2002 on HBO's Sex and the City. As Alexa, a sexy hostess who gets involved in a threesome with Samantha (Kim Cattrall) and Richard (James Remar), Rachel caught viewers' attention. Next up was a supporting role as Jessica in the 2003 comedy Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. Though Dumb and Dumberer was no hit, Rachel's onscreen presence was. Since then, her acting career has only experienced an upswing. Subsequent projects included two guest spots on the 2004 TV series Line of Fire, a starring role as Rebecca Locke on the FOX teen drama The Inside, and roles in the 2005 horror films The Amityville Horror and The Woods. In 2005 she joined the cast of "Alias" starring Jennifer Garner.
Rachel Nichols Filmography
Charlie Wilson's War (2007) .... Suzanne
Resurrecting the Champ (2007) .... Polly
"Alias" .... Rachel Gibson (17 episodes, 2005-2006)
The Woods (2006) .... Samantha Wise
Shopgirl (2005) .... Trey's Girlfriend
"The Inside" .... Special Agent Rebecca Locke (13 episodes, 2005)
Mr. Dramatic (2005) .... Girl at Bar
The Amityville Horror (2005) .... Lisa
Walk Into a Bar (2004)
"Line of Fire" .... Alex Myer (2 episodes, 2004)
- Eminence Front: Part 1 (2004) TV Episode .... Alex Myer
- Eminence Front: Part 2 (2004) TV Episode .... Alex Myer
A Funny Thing Happened at the Quick Mart (2004) .... Jennifer
Debating Robert Lee (2004) .... Trilby Moffat
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) .... Jessica
"Sex and the City" .... Alexa (1 episode, 2002)
- A 'Vogue' Idea (2002) TV Episode .... Alexa
Autumn in New York (2000) .... Model at Bar
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